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Feb 12, 2011 11:30pm EST
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Feb 13, 2011 3:00pm EST
100 billion in spending. now comes round two, can they win the showdown with president obama and the democrats? for pain? oh, bayer aspirin? i'm not having a heart attack. it's my back. it works great f pain. [ male announcer nothing's proven to relieve pain better than extra strength bayer aspirin. it rushes relief to the site of pain. feel better? yeah. thanks for the tip. the smell of home made chili to the site of pain. whatever scents fill your household, purina tidy cats scoop helps neutralize odors in multiple cat homes... keeping your house smelling like it should. purina tidy cats scoop. keep your home smelling like home. >> after a heated internal battle over just how much to slash spending. house republicans announced late this week, what are the biggest cuts since world war ii, a total of 100 billion dollars from president obama's proposed 2011 budget. house budget committee chairman paul ryan had announced plans last week to cut government spending by about half that. but some of the g.o.p. insisted that didn't go far enough and were pushing for far deeper spend
Feb 9, 2011 6:00am EST
was very tough on him. i mean, i question obama. that's what you're supposed to do. by the way, o'reilly, you know, that's what o'reilly does and obama knew what he was getting into. it would be much better to have that back and forth which worked well for barack obama, thank you very much. >> pat buchanan, norah o'donnell and jonathan capehart. there you go. >> it's stunning, though. bill maher, bill o'reilly's not a patriot? >> that's ridiculous. >> look at what bill maher said about george w. bush and dick cheney. they were body blows for eight straight years. >> look, you invite bill o'reilly for a q & a, you get bill o'reilly for a q & a. sam donaldson did the same thing when he interviewed presidents back in the 1980s. people would say, here comes sam. if you can't handle it, get out of the kitchen. >> the president did handle it. i think the president got the best of everybody on there and the millions and millions and millions of people watching saw a president when he was asked why do people hate you, saw him laugh. he brushed the question aside and this is good for him.
Feb 17, 2011 5:00pm PST
the evening and online. to track the weather go to >>> in just minutes from now, president obama's plane is set to arrive at sfo. david stevenson live at sfo where anticipation is growing. >> reporter: you can see marine one and a number of marines standing by with a helicopter waiting to escort and lead the president down to a very special dinner in the silican valley that he's scheduled to have at 10:00 tonight. the president is scheduled to land five minutes ahead of time at about 5:40. when he arrived in on air force one that plane will taxi to the tarmac that you are seeing right now. the president is in the bay area for a overnight visit. a trip that takes him out of the white house. the president is expected to meet with steve jobs, huckelburg. and local political figures also hoped to accord the president's attention. san francisco mayor ed lee told us what he will say to president obama when he greets him on the tarmac in the next hour. >> already been reviewing the budget proposal we have on the federal level. and there's some $200 million that has been committed to the
Feb 13, 2011 9:00am EST
in the united states, president obama also sounded confident that the end was near. >> we are witnessing history unfold. a moment op transformation that's taking place because the people of egypt are calling for change. >> testifying on capitol hill. the cia director echoed news reports that mubarak would announce his resignation. >> i got the same information that you did. that there's a strong likelihood that mubarak may step down this evening. >> late into the night, the crowd was already celebrating moments before president mubarak made that speech to the nation. but afterwards, they were stunned. mubarak told them he would transfer constitutional powers to his hand-picked vice president, omar suleiman. he did not say he was leafing yet. tahrir square answers him in a furious roar. no, leave, leave, they shouted. >> we are here until he goes! >> yet, again, the mood had changed. uncertainty reigned. >> it's not morning. it's to be announced that he is out and the country is clean from him. it's no one can imagine. no one can say what would happen in this country. >> the people stayed peacefu
Feb 15, 2011 10:00pm EST
tonight. >>> also tonight, if you thought the battle over president obama's birth certificate was over, you haven't been paying attention. new state legislation, tonight a montana lawmaker says fe has no idea if president obama was born in america. >>> trying to keep iran's oppressive rulers honest as they try to crush their uprising at home. we begin with the brutal crackdown in iran and the courage of a protester speaking out. a voice the government of iran wants to silence. a voice belonging to a young woman who is risking her life tonight to get her message out to you. we're calling her sarah. her fellow pro-tess sors have been arrested. at least one is dead, shot by iranian government agents, shot by a government that is as brutal as hypocritical. if you what about to see what the iranian government is like, what its parliament is like, take a look at this. they're chanting death to two main opposition leaders in iran. that is the iranian parliament chanting for the death of two iranians, baying for blood. can you imagine american lawmakers doing that, being led in their chants by
Feb 18, 2011 5:00am PST
in on time. that's a look at your morning drive. back to you guys. >> thank you. >>> president obama waking up in the bay area after last night's dinner with the best minds in silicon valley. let's go to anne makovec. she is standing by at sfo, where the president will board air force one to fly, where, anne, to oregon in a few hours, right? good morning. >> reporter: yes. he is headed north. good morning. and good morning, mr. president, if you are watching. he is headed up to oregon this morning for another big meeting of the minds. he is talking tech here on the west coast. here's a look at the president arriving yesterday evening here at sfo to cloudy and rainy skies over the bay area. he is here on the west coast to promote his agenda to make the u.s. more competitive globally pushing for new spending on innovation, education, high- speed rail and faster internet service. last night he had dinner with the innovators of some very successful silicon valley companies you may have heard of, mark zuckerberg of facebook, apple leader steve jobs and google's ceo eric schmitt. some of the othe
Feb 1, 2011 7:00am EST
"washington journal" is next. . . host: we want to get your thoughts this morning on the obama administration's approach to egypt, what they have done and what they have said so far. the phone numbers are on the screen for you. we have a fourth line for egyptians living in the united states. before we get to your phone calls and hear more from the white house, jim michaels joined us on the phone. jim michaels, "usa today" military writer and he is in egypt. mr. michaels, can you set the scene for us? what is it like? guest: it is a massive protest. what has been remarkable over the past couple of days is just the fact that both sides, despite the tension and the numbers of people and all the risks, both the army and the people protesting have avoided, until now, any confrontation or violence. there are thousands of people pouring into tahrir square. the chanting is going on. it's almost like a festival atmosphere. some people have their faces painted with the egyptian national colors. people are bringing kids in some cases. there's a lot of chanting going on. there's a couple effigies of muba
FOX News
Feb 14, 2011 5:00pm EST
council putting out obama propaganda. they were using artists to go out in the community and then we had the proof and then he resigned and it kind of went away. that is happening again, but in a different way. tonight we'll explain. after all the talk of the regular average jeffersonian egyptian that had enough of mubarak, after all the networks just cheered and clapped at the blossoming democracy, after the media led you to believe this is a spontaneous uprising, today egypt is waking up under military rule. so far the military has zofld the parliament and suspended the constitution. plus military and police officials are clearing out the remaining protestors in cairo's tarir square and putting a ban on all strikes and ban on all strikes. you don't think the unions are involved? tell me media how do you think the average egyptian feels to be free today? i'm not saying getting rid of mubarak was a bad thing. he had an abysmal human rights record but this slogan as we should have found out before, the slogan of barack obama now being used all over the world doesn't really mean anything.
Feb 7, 2011 5:00pm PST
$29 a month for 6 months. >> president barack obama wants to patch up the u.s. chamber of commerce relationship plenty to help american businesses compete. samantha hayes from washington. >> president barack obama walked a short distance to the chamber of commerce building. the neighbor over the north lawn of the white house. >> maybe if we brought over a fruitcake when i first moved in and perhaps we would have a better start? i'm going to make up for it. >> of relationship with a powerful lobby has been intense and with the remarks. twitter members, the try to make the case for spending more federal dollars of 200 members-- >> will increase information infrastructure. we will invest in education so you could hire the most skilled, talented workers in the world. >> so you can-higher. >> with regular regulatory and tax increase focus. and which the chamber of commerce president, tom donahue says that his policies are bad for business. >> 100 to the eight new agencies, commissions, committees created by the u.s. health department and the capital bill creates 320 mandatory regulation
Feb 7, 2011 5:30pm PST
of negotiations aimed at ending the uprising. >> brown: then we look at president obama's outreach to corporate america in a speech to the u.s. chamber of commerce. >> but i want to be clear. even as we make america the best place on earth to do business, businesses also have a responsibility to america. >> ifill: judy woodruff talks to actress and playwright anna deveare smith about her one- woman play on facing the end of life. >> i say that it is about the vulnerability of the human body, the resilience of the spirit, the price of care. >> brown: and we examine aol's big buy of the web site the huffington post, with arianna huffington and aol chief tim armstrong. >> ifill: that's all ahead on tonight's newshour. major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: >> breathe in. breathe out. as volatile as markets have been lately, having the security of a strong financial partner certainly lets you breathe easier. for more than 140 years pacific life has helped millions of americans build a secure financial future. wouldn't it be nice to take a deep breath and relax? your financial prof
Feb 15, 2011 4:30am EST
well under president obama's 2012 but budget. dc would receive $149 million, under the plan. metro would receive $150 million for upgrades. but republicans want to cut money for d.c. and metro. coming up, more on what the budget means for the d.c. area and the rest of the nation. >>> nays are 144, the bill is passed. >> the house passed a bill to extend provisions of the patriot act another 10 months. allow the government to use roving wiretaps and access records relative to but terrorism investigation. that legislation now moves to the senate. >>> egyptian military leaders want to end the disruptive protests in the wake of the revolution. but the spirit of that revolution is spreading. protesters took to the streets in iran, bahrain, yemen, and algeria. police have mobilized to quell those demonstrations. >>> google tries to keep up with computer hackers. fedex shares may take a hit in today's trading. >> linda bell joins us from new york with details on this. >> good morning. as the washington area is thawing out from the winter freeze, those affected are fedex and others. if the
Feb 12, 2011 6:30pm EST
, president obama discussed developments in egypt in phone calls with leaders in britain, jordan and turkey. outside the white house, some are questioning whether u.s. intelligence missed key signals that a genuine uprising was under way. wyatt andrews has that part of the story. >> reporter: the administration clearly knew the end game was coming for hosni mubarak. c.i.a. director leon panetta said so openly thursday morning. >> there is a strong likelihood that mubarak may step down this evening. >> reporter: but mubarak surprised everyone, including the egyptian military, when he refused to quit on thursday. u.s. officials said, "he called an audible." after he did leave on friday, the white house said it had known mubarak's curveball was not the final word. >> we have gotten-- into last night, gotten indications that the last speeches may not have been given. >> reporter: but even if the intelligence was strong, as mubaramubaraks leavingmubarak wt clear what was knownt beginning. the c.i.a. compared its egypt intelligence to an earthquake, saying it knew about the grass-roots anger but
Feb 17, 2011 6:00am PST
of the damage done. >> bay area tech leaders are getting set to welcome president obama tonight to the bay area. they're having dinner with him as part of his plan to spotlight education and innovation. jenelle wang is live in the news room with more, including some of the big names who will be breaking bread with the president. jeannette? >> just to let you know, i am not one of those people this is is a quick trip for president obama. he will fly in to attend an intimate dinner at a private location with bay area hi-tech executives. the white house has not released the official guest list yet but there are reports they include mark zuckerberg and google's ceo eric schmidt. these are many of the same executives that met with president obama in washington back in december to discuss job creation. this trip will also be focusing on jobs as well as innovation and education. it's not a fund-raising trip like many of his previous visits. has last visit in october included a $30,000 a head political fund-raiser at the home of google's vice president. this is the president's 8th official visit to cal
Feb 17, 2011 5:30pm PST
obama. in the meantime, air travel is still struggling to get on schedule. >>reporter: @ s f o, long lines. many people are trying to rebooked flights because there are regional flight was delayed because of the weather. on average, there were delayed about two hours with low visibility and a poor conditions. dodgem raindrops just to get to the terminal. they had to dodge those raindrops and once they got inside, they have to make a new connection. >> we're trying to go to missouri. >> los angeles. the delay is 3.5 hours. >> gatlinburg, texas. and i think that it is going to be delayed. we've gone to junior olympics in memphis and were also delayed. so, i guess we're just kidding used to it. >> the best advice. >>reporter: to call before you are leaving to either catch a plane, were collected somebody. >>pam: kate thompson she is in the north bay. >>reporter: and we are showing this rainfall for cold. chilly. and parts of the embarcadero. actually, we are seeing some blue skies. 101 north, it is finally, through novado, 12 minutes, petaluma, 40 minutes and that is about one hour ago.
Feb 19, 2011 1:00pm PST
captioning by vitac, underwritten by fireman's fund >>> president obama dines and chats with silicon valley execs the same week a report shows a slight improvement in the valley's job outlook. a 45-year-old tax break for farmers to keep them from turning their land into housing is threatened by governor brown's budget. the world champion san francisco giants try for a two-for as spring training begins. and we look at an exhibit featuring african-american quilts and jazz music. all that coming up next. ♪ ♪ >>> good evening. i'm spencer michels sitting in for belva davis. welcome to "this week in northern california." joining me tonight on our news manual are rachel gordon, city hall reporter with the "san francisco chronicle" and a baseball fan. paul rogers, environment writer with the "san jose mercury news." and ryan flinn, reporter with bloomberg news. so ryan, president obama comes to silicon valley and then he goes up to oregon. a lot of to do, though not a lot of press coverage. why did he really come here? >> officially it was for a talk about innovation and jo
Feb 18, 2011 6:00am PST
-def doppler on our weather page. go check it out. >>> president barack obama waking up in the bay area this morning. last night, he had dinner with the best minds in silicon valley. let's go to anne makovec. she is at sfo where he will board air force one to go to oregon in a few hours. >> reporter: we just spotted air force one. it's on the tarmac here behind me across this waterway pretty far away. but you can see the tail there and a little american flag. it may be air force one, taking off here from sfo this morning. he is headed up to hillsborough, oregon. here's a look at the president's arrival last evening to the cloudy and rainy bay area. he is here on the west coast to promote his agenda to make the u.s. more competitive globally. he is pushing for new spending on innovation, education, high- speed rail and faster internet service. he is also looking for ideas on how to create more jobs through technology. so last night he had dinner with the innovators 6 some successful silicon valley valley companies looking for ideas. 26-year-old facebook founder mark zuckerberg, apple lea
Feb 9, 2011 10:00pm EST
or is that not fair? >> i'm not a big fan of the obama administration, but i was marginally involved in discussions during the presidency of george w. bush about egypt, because they wanted to push egypt toward reform and nudge hosni mubarak toward reform. they were very concerned about the ways of hosni mubarak. and in the end, they pulled back from it. so i think there's plenty of blame to go around. this is a man who has been in power from reagan to obama. he's known five presidents, and he's picked the pocket and stiffed five presidents in a row. this kind of guessing who lost egypt and who should have known, i am really not interested in it. i wrote a lot about egypt trying to underline the troubles of the mubarak regime. it's really not about this debate in washington. it's really about this revolution in egypt and whether we go and embrace it and proclaim it and accept it as a legitimate revolution that a free people are entitled to. >> david, given the history with egypt, the american support of the mubarak regime for 30 years, how in your opinion have they been playing this, mixed messages
Feb 4, 2011 3:00pm EST
to the white house. today president obama is hosting canadian prime minister steven harper. we are being flagged that really in a matter of minutes he will deliver remarks on egypt. we're told maybe two questions. i want you to remember that what he said on tuesday, i want to take you back three days after speaking by phone with president mubarak. listen to this. >> what is clear and what i indicated tonight to president mubarak is my belief that an orderly transition must be meaningful, it must be peaceful, and it must begin now. >> dan lothian, live for me at the white house. dan, as we're all sort of waiting for those remarks from mr. obama, does the white house want mubarak out right now, or do they believe the egyptians still need a little time to get their ducks in a row, if you will? >> reporter: well, listen, that is a question that we have been asking the white house now for quite some time, and they simply won't talk about it publicly. they talk in broad terms about the need for this peaceful transition to occur, but not saying specifically that hosni mubarak himself should ste
Feb 18, 2011 6:00am EST
't know. i don't know. we'll see. >> palin then slammed president obama's budget, which she says does little to reduce the deficit. >> i think that's an overstatement to say we are making a dent in the national debt and in this practice of deficit spending, because it's not really even a dent. i mean, maybe a littthumb print positively affecting what we need done with the deficit, and the debt. not nearly enough. his spending plan does add to the debt and does allow for the next ten years, still, deficit spending. that is the wrong road to be on. that will not cure economic ilz in our country. >> all right. she alsopraised cuomo. she criticized questions of obama's -- oh, no. citizenship, and she called it a distraction. >> good for her. >> there is still -- into his third year as president, there are still some people out there still questioning president obama's faith and citizenship. do you question his faith and citizenship? >> i don't, and those are distractions. what we're concerned about the economy and the policies coming out of his administration. >> all right. i found someth
Feb 18, 2011 7:00am PST
a president barack obama on arrival. we are expecting him to take off of route 830 or so. we believe him of the fln. you can see secret service all wrong. security guards are at here. this is impressive. i have done 5-10 president of arrival/departure is. every time you get as stated airforce what is impressive. >>darya: if yes and they stop all of the aerospace until he is on his way. it >> reporter: as plain start leaving and taking off. you can see the planes getting ready to taxi off and take off out here. as soon as the caravan arrives on site everything comes to a screeching halt. >>darya: ok, we will see it leave the hotel and and we are over to you. thank-you so much. mark? >> let us see what is in store it with our brother. >>louisa: showers are creeping their way in. palo alto and to send us a. we are looking at a few leftover bread and drops. -- wayne it drops.rain drops. looke moister pumping its way enter this debate. it is backing and into the east wait. your future cast shows showers edging in through the day and buy it 2:00 hour it is the same story. by 4:00 you will see
Feb 9, 2011 7:00am EST
the obama administration, which is absolutely disheartening to me. i was hoping that the patriot act would get a review first thing when he was elected and there was a democratic majority. in both houses. but that didn't happen. we are just going to have to wait and see it and get the test in the courts, which i am very proud to say is being led by the librarians of this country. host: a court case currently? caller: i am sure it is working its way up. another was a connecticut four, i think they were called, four different librarians in connecticut that got nsl's and fought them. host: can you tell us how it works when the library receives a national security letter? not so many times necessarily but how does it work. caller: an agent will come in with and nsl and they will present it to whomever is at the desk, circulation desk, and, let's say, your library records -- everything you have read and records of all your internet access. that clerk then must turn over whatever is available. now, most automatic purge is simply go back about two weeks. host: the fbi does not have software to ge
Feb 18, 2011 7:30pm PST
obama comes to silicon valley and then he goes up to oregon. a lot of to do, though not a lot of press coverage. why did he really come here? >> officially it was for a talk about innovation and jobs. other people think that maybe he's here to raise money. but, obviously, the big news coming out of the meeting was that facebook's ceo mark zuckerberg owns a suit. usually he's in t-shirts and hoodies. so that was the big news that people were discussing today about the photo that came out of it. >> there was another photo with steve jobs as well who is on leave, medical leave. and there he was hob knobbing with all the people. >> he looked apparently healthy. >> my invitation got lost in the mail. couldn't make it. the valley is doing well on its own. a lot of private companies are growing on their own without government intervention. it seems like he could learn something from them about what's driving their businesses. >> what they say in the valley is they want federal money for technological innovation and he is saying the government ought to provide that money. is that not a solid o
Feb 19, 2011 11:00pm EST
address, president obama talks about the need to improve education to complete globally. he gets it from the intel organization facility that he visited yesterday near portland, oregon. he is followed by tom price with the gop address. represented a price talks about the president's 2012 budget request and the need to cut government spending to create a better environment for job creation. his remarks follow a series of amendments passed by house republicans early this morning that would produce 2011 fertile spending by $61 billion. -- federal spending by $61 billion. >> i am speaking to you outside portland, ore. where i am visiting pinto, a company that helped pioneer the digital age. i just toured the assembly line where workers are building microprocessors to run everything from desktops to smartphones. but these workers are not just manufacturing high-tech computer chips. they are showing us how america will win the future. for decades, intel has led the world in developing new technologies. even as global competition has intensified, this company has invested, build, and hired righ
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Feb 18, 2011 8:00pm EST
down. there are reports that president obama's political crew organizing for america is encouraging the demonstrations. that would make sense because what is going on in wisconsin could make or break the democratic party in america. there is no question with the 3. billion-dollar short fall wisconsin is in trouble economically. so public workers will have to concede some benefits. even with governor walker's give back proposal wisconsin state workers are far better off than they would be doing the same jobs in the private sector. but the crucial matter for america is the labor union business. liberal democrats need the liberal unions to support them. president obama cannot be reelected without union money and votes. republican party says the country is bankrupt because the labor unions have secured so much for their workers. that the economy is being strangled because of that. the "wall street journal" today says, quote: the battle of madison, wisconsin, is the semmal showdown over whether government union power can be tamed. the alternative is higher taxes. until the middle class
Feb 8, 2011 2:05am PST
obama has been quietly petitioning restaurants to rethink their children's menu. consider an average 8-year-old should consume 1,500 calories a day. ruby tuesday's kids' mac and cheese has half a day's calories. applebee's mini cheeseburgers, 720 calories. add kid sized fries and milk, almost a day's calories in a single meal. >> junk food with pepperoni pizzas, cheese everywhere, soda pop in huge cups. that's the way to raise an obese generation of kids. and we're doing a pretty good job of it. >> reporter: sharyn alfonsi, abc news, new york. >> this comes on the heels of a news a few days ago a doctor saying we feed kids rice cereal too much, that's a bad carbohydrate leading to obesity. lots of advice out there for what not to feed the kids. >> they did poll mothers. they asked mothers what their babies were eating at certain marks of life. a lot of time you think this research doesn't correspond with real kids. this was done with real kids. >> absolutely. this is the one year anniversary of when michelle obama launched her anti-obesity initiative. hopefully we're getting thinner an
Feb 3, 2011 9:00pm PST
square all evening. "the new york times"is reporting that the obama administration is negotiating with top egyptian officials about the immediate resignation of president mubarak. any interim government would hikely include egypt newly appointed vice president. well today vice president blamed the unrest on foreigners and businessmen. reporters and human rights activist became target for the pro government protestors. fichlt uc davis professor attacked during the skirmish yesterday suffering cuts and bruises and today a student got pretty roughed up. he spoke with mark matthews. >> they ripped open my suitcas suitcases. they took my passport. passed it around. >>reporter: by skype andrew simon told me today about being repeatedly rouinged at civilian man checkpoint near the square. >> threw things on the ground. went through all of my belongings. >>reporter: simon waiting to hear if he will get in graduate school at uc berkeley next fall says he wasn't even heading into the square. he was just trying to get to his apartment. he says in the square the battle for cairo conti
Feb 10, 2011 9:00pm PST
director and president obama about said the administration clearly expected him to step down today. but mubarak again confounded expectation by revving to leave office. the white house has been putting a lot of pressure on mubarak to resign immediately. but in today's speech and in what many say is a direct snub to president obama, mubarak said he's staying put. more now from about abc christiane. >> what i found extraordinary today was his that his speech he directly addressed the people of liberation square. he talked directly to them and they talked directly back to him with that roar of disapproval. after his speech. it's a real sort of interesting dialogue that is going on right now. between the leadership and the people in that square. he did say that he was going to give over a substantial part of his powers to the vice president. i have been asking over again and everybody keeps assuring me that the army will not intervene in any way against the people. >> now late today president obama questioned whether mubarak pledge to shift power to his vice president is a meani
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Feb 1, 2011 7:00pm EST
obama says to the egyptian people, we hear your voices. and to the egyptian government, the political transition must begin now. i'm jon scott in for shepard smith. >> jon: tonight, on "the fox report." goodbye mr. mubarak. after days of protests, egypt's president boughs to pressure from his people and announces he will leave office. tonight, when it's going to happen, how this could reshape the political picture in the middle east, and what it means for american interests. ice, slush, and a whole lot of snow. now more states are declaring emergencies, airlines are canceling thousands more flights. and this massive storm is still on the move. plus, that's one way to get around in the snow. tonight, the inventor of the ski propeller. but we begin with a fox news weather alert. a mammoth winter storm is rumbling across the central and eastern u.s., pelting up to a third of the nation with rain, snow, and everything in between. let's get right to the map. here's how the storm has developed over the past 4 hours with powerful thunderstorms in the south and blizzards farther north. the he
Feb 27, 2011 9:00am EST
, but will the dictator from the desert answer president obama's call to leave power? we'll bring you that next on "msnbc sunday." >>> also ahead, the power of the protests here in the states and why demonstrators in wisconsin are facing a deadline that's just hours away. >>> plus, charlie sheen's show and tell. now he wants to prove he's unleashed his radio rep jobs with a sound mind. >>> and it's a testament to winter weather. there's snow in san diego. can you believe that, san diego? hi, everybody, i'm thomas roberts in today for alex witt, and welcome to "msnbc sunday." i appreciate your time. 9:00 here in the east, 6:00 out west. >>> we get straight to what's happening right now. fast-moving developments in libya this morning. antigovernment protesters say they're taking steps to form an alternative government. a member of the city council of benghazi says the libyan cities currently under the control of rebels have selected an ex-justice minister to lead a provisional government. also this morning, rebels say they now have control of the city closest to the capital of tripoli. nbc's stephanie gosk
Feb 4, 2011 4:30am PST
thomas. >> and i'm kristen sze. the obama administration is talking with egyptian officials having the president resign immediately. they are protesting loudly in cairo's main square. >> anti-government demonstrators are vowing to stage the largest and most intense protests today. let's take a live picture from cairo where tens of thousands are gathered and praying in the square. they plan to fill every square in the city today demanding egyptian president hosni mubarak step down immediately after 30 years in power. they have checkpoints to make sure people are unarmed and the vice president promised the army would not turn on protestors. with all the unrest the obama administration is in talks with top egyptian officials to have egyptian president hosni mubarak step down and turn over power to a traditional government. the white house says egypt should be focusing on free and fair elections later this year. but speaking exclusively, he seems determined to stay in power until elections. >> he said christianian, after 32 years in public service, he says i want to go but i cannot res
Feb 1, 2011 6:00am EST
here. ambassador huntsman does appear to potentially be viable as a candidate to run against obama in two years. >> you said you wished halpern were here. as -- as meachem can't -- >> no, halpern was knocking it down. >> i wish halpern was here. >> every time, that name comes up. >> he hisses and -- >> i know. like this. >> a little behind the scene. >> like we're so stupid. >> sitting next to me, halpern is going -- >> yeah. >> i'm sure it's -- it's unprofessional. i don't think journalists should do that. but i notice, though, he must have -- john meachem, going to you now, he must have known something was coming. because yesterday when huntsman's name came up, he backed off a little. this is a guy writing "game change ii." he's got a leak like a sieve or halpern doesn't make his million dollars. >> we'll talk about that as well. >>> and also the government says you all should eat less. we'll definitely talk about that. just eat less. that's all you need to do. yeah. well, unfortunately we need to hear that for some reason. >>> let's go to egypt. crowds are gathering in cairo rig
Feb 11, 2011 5:00am EST
would not step down from the presidency. president obama in response has challenged the egyptian government to explain its path to democracy. this is a fluid situation in egypt that we will continue to monitor and bring you the updates as we get them. back to you. >> thank you. >>> some of the republicans hoping to take on president obama next year will make their case to conservative activists today. gop congressional leaders and real-estate mogul donald trump were among those who spoke at the conservative political action conference. donald trump hinted that he may make a white house bid in 2012. >>> the number of open senate seat continues to grow. arizona republican john kyl will retire when his term ends in 2012. his announcement came a day after virginia democrat jim webb announced he would not seek reelection next year. five senators have announced plans to leave office when their terms are over next year. >>> metro board members are considering closing early on weekends to save money. trains run until 3:00 a.m. on friday and saturday nights. metro is considering shutting
Feb 1, 2011 10:00am EST
in favor, two against in the courts, the latest ruling another blow to president obama's health care law. a federal judge ruled monday it's unconstitutional. although that doesn't stop or suspend the law right now, judge roger vincent wrote, "the act, like a defectively designed watch, needs to be redesigned and reconstructed by the watchmaker." republicans are vowing a new push to repeal the law. >>> family of a former white house aide offered a reward in a desperate effort to find out who killed him. >>> the egyptian government may have shut down the internet that. didn't stop millions in egypt from communicating. >>> richard lui, fascinating. >> activists in egypt have a new tool to get the word out to the world courtesy of not google or twitter, but a handful of companies working together.ate l % at, where customers save an average of $293 a month. call lendingtree today. prepare to be twisted, licked, and dunked. get 'em boys! ♪ ♪ [ all slurping ] [ whistle blows ] winner! come on ref! mcenroe?! mcenroe?! mcenroe?! i thought you retired? this isn't the end! ♪ a
Feb 9, 2011 6:00pm PST
detaining the people for far too long. president obama has failed on the promise to close guantanamo and so anything we can do to help give these people some sort of humanity they deserve i think is good. >> people let out of guantanamo, quite a few of them, have rejoined terrorist activities. those who have been cleared. i don't think i would like them to be here. >> reporter: marin says they would be carefully screened before being invited. she said many have remarkable backgrounds and have a lot to offer berkeley. >> you would love to have one as a neighbor or i would love to have one as the boyfriend of my granddaughter or something like that. >> reporter: now, the peace and justice commission says that they have already identified a number of organizations that are willing to offer housing and support to the detainees. the city council is set to take up the matter and vote on the resolution at its meeting next tuesday. reporting live in berkeley, i'm jody hernandez, nbc bay area news. >>> we're learning more about a mysterious death in the east bay tonight. police investigating a possi
Feb 25, 2011 11:30pm PST
the relationship was sexual but it is still a violation of the terms of his release. >>> president obama came down hard on libyan leader today announcing economic sanctions. the president is still defiant speaking to some 1,000 supporters in tripoli today. the obama administration says they are freezing the u.s. assets of him, four of his children and the libyan government. president obama called the ongoing violation in libya an extraordinary threat to national security. >>> president obama ordered those sanctions only after american citizens were safely out of libya and on the mediterranean island of malta. a ferry chartered by the u.s. government carried 300 passengers there. at least 167 of them are americans. their departure from libya had been delayed since wednesday because of strong winds and high seas. >>> in san francisco a rally took place this afternoon to show support for the uprising in libya. ktvu's rob roth found one man who is desperately trying to get in touch with his relatives in the volatile country. >> reporter: she tried calling tripoli this afternoon attempting to reach his
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